Chicken and Vegetable Soup


If you've been feeling under the weather recently, why not give this chicken soup recipe a go? Perfect for winter, the nutritional benefits are especially great for those suffering from cold and flu symptoms.

In her recent article Cold, Flu and Chicken Soup, HIF health & wellbeing blogger Susie Burrell commented "Soup is a power-food routinely linked to helping sick people get better quickly. Soup has high water content but most importantly, chicken soup made using the actual chicken bones will contain some of the bone marrow. Bone marrow is thought to have a number of powerful immune stimulating properties which is where the link between chicken soup and health originated hundreds of years ago. Add plenty of vegetables in addition to the chicken stock made from bones and you will be on the right track."


  • Roast chicken carcass
  • 2 cloves of garlic (or more if you love your garlic!)
  • 1 brown onion, sliced
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 2 parsnips, chopped small
  • 2 sticks of celery, chopped
  • Chopped parsley


15 mins prep time, 1 hour to cook.

  • Cover the chicken carcass in cold water, add salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Simmer for an hour or so.
  • Chop up your vegetables, onion and garlic and lightly fry over a low heat in a casserole dish.
  • When the leftover chicken has finished simmering, haul out the carcass and strain the liquid through a sieve.
  • Pick any remaining meat off the carcass, including any fatty bits that you probably wouldn't eat on their own. The soup will thank you for them.
  • Pour chicken liquid over the vegetables, add the leftover bits of chicken, and simmer for around an hour or until it seems ready.
  • Towards the end of cooking, add the chopped parsley (and dill and/or tarragon, if you feel like it), plus salt and pepper if you need it.

Susie Burrell

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Tags: Dinner Protein
Category: Recipes

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